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Fried Cornmeal Mush

  • Serves 6.


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup white cornmeal
  • All-purpose flour for dredging
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Melted butter
  • Maple syrup


Add salt to 3 cups water and bring to a boil in heavy saucepan over medium heat. After water begins to boil, sprinkle cornmeal into water, stirring occasionally. When mixture becomes thick, reduce heat and cook 30-40 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour into greased loaf pan. Smooth the surface with spatula. After mixture cools, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours or overnight until very firm. Slice 3/4-inch thick and dredge slices in flour. Brown in skillet in hot oil and serve with melted butter and maple syrup.

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